Call For Papers/WGCC 2011
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This is to announce the call for papers for the Working Group on Climate Change Conference 11 (WGCC Conference 11), 24th – 28th October 2011 at Hilton Hotels and Resorts London, United Kingdom. 



The financial, food, fuel and climate crises are individually serious issues, but in combination their impact could be catastrophic for the global economy. Perhaps we stand at a crossroads. Even as we move into a global economic downturn there are growing calls for an accelerated transformation towards low carbon and resource productive economies. To move forward will require new and more efficient solutions, technologies and products alongside behavioral change. Climate change is now universally recognized as a significant global environmental challenge and as a consequence, debate over the measures needed to tackle climate change has moved up to the top of the agenda amongst civil society, business and government. The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009 will highlight the major challenges and opportunities associated with climate change as we move towards post 2012 carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction targets. In October 2008, the UK raised the bar by announcing a target of cutting CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050. Innovation will be a core part of the way forward. The Stern Review underlined that increased investment in R&D and innovation could significantly reduce CO2 emissions and we have seen more than $5 billion of venture capital invested in clean tech worldwide since January 2007 (Source: Ernst & Young).. However, we need to create much better international, national and regional structures and systems to adapt to climate change as well those to stimulate, nurture and progress new low carbon ideas through R&D to commercialization and the marketplace. A new system is needed that fosters sustainable, low carbon and resource productive innovation - short, medium and long-term. Designers, innovators, investors, entrepreneurs, consumers and governments all have a role to play in the change that is needed. 




WGCC Conference 11 themed “Impacts of High Resolution Climatology on Sustainable Development, Climate Change Policy and Markets will provide a platform to discuss the future opportunities and challenges related to the design, development and commercialization of low carbon innovation, technologies, products and services. WGCC Conference 11 will include invited and refereed papers from academics, consultants, entrepreneurs, investors, technology providers, designers, sustainability, environment and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) managers as well as other business functions. The event will be a unique learning experience, networking space and an opportunity to think. Delegates will come globally from companies, entrepreneurs, as well as academia, government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The conference is supported by an international Advisory Board.


Conference topics

WGCC Conference 11 welcomes conceptual and research-based papers covering sustainable innovation, technology, product and service design and development. Papers focused on low carbon solutions and sustainable innovations related to the following

topics are particularly welcomed:

•Global Warming and Climate Change and the Oceans

•Sustainable Environment, Health and Development

•Carbon & GHG Management

•Extreme Events and Impacts Assessment

•Greenhouse Gas & Ecosystems

•Human Health in a Changing Climate

•Agricultural and Forestry Resources Management

•Clean Energy Technology

•Low GHG Transportation

•Education: Global Change & Sustainable Development

•Case studies



WGCC Conference 11 will provide a range of benefits to speakers and delegates:

•Sponsorship:       Air ticket, visa fees and per diem to be covered for all qualified delegates

•Unique:                  Forum for new ideas and concepts

•Leading-edge:     Presentations from key international researchers, practitioners and policy - makers

•Content:                 New research, results and thinking

•Networking:          Opportunities to meet business, government and academia

•Track-record:        Over 900 delegates from over 50 countries have attended previous conferences

•Established:         4th international conference



Submission details

Conference papers: please email to, fax or email up to 500 words describing your proposed paper by deadline 10th October, 2011. The paper will then be sent to the Advisory Board for evaluation and authors will be given feedback on or before 17th October, 2011 the deadline for paper acceptance. Please only submit abstracts if you have registered for the conference. Registration is free of charge.



For more information on WGCC Conference 11 please contact:


Dr Richard Ledford

Conference Chair

226 Chingford Mount Rd London E4 8JL

London , United Kingdom.

Ph:  +44 702 405 3648

Fax: +44 844 774 5080